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Il Giardino

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2 bis, Avenue Ahmed El Yazidi, Rabat 10000, Morocco
+212 661-581589
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sun 19:15 - 22:30
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Rabat, Morocco
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had home-made ricotta and spinach ravioli. They were absolutely delicious and very clearly made with all fresh ingredients. Delighted to finally find nice veggie food! Or even any veggie food at all. The restaurant is small and unassuming but with a nice, clear decor. The staff were attentive and pleasant. The chef even came to check on us mid-meal.

Thank Melusinei
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A colleague told us about Il Giardino a year ago, and finally went there. It is undoubtedly one of the better Italian Restaurants in Morocco! On our first visit, we had an excellent eggplant parmigiana for a starter, followed by involtini di pollo, and filetto di pollo all' anziana. The entrees were perfectly prepared and served with a marvelous assortment... More 

Thank vittoriogrove
Casablanca, Morocco
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

All the food is house made. I was very happy to eat finally delicious gnoccis!!! Salad and pizza is also good. Pasta is delicious. Very nice mousse au chocolat and tiramisu

Thank wind4kite
Gardabaer, Iceland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It was fine. We dined inside because it was raining. This was no world class, but it was fine. Nice service.

Thank Siggasigurjons
White Plains, New York
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Hidden away in a lovely garden on a quiet residential street in the diplomatic enclave of Rabat is not where I would expect to find a good Italian restaurant. But that’s exactly what I found when I visited Il Giordano for dinner. Offering very good traditional Italian dishes along with both domestic and imported wines, a rarity throughout Morocco. The... More 

Thank whirlwindnyc
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The place is nice. It is a little hard to find as it is nestled behind the old US Embassy in Hassan, but once you get there, it offers a nice outdoor eating environment, but you should be aware that they serve both Alcohol and pork (not a common combination in a Muslim country) - If you order food, you... More 

Thank moroccannproud
White Plains, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went to Il Giardino tonight for dinner. It is our last night in Morocco before heading home to NYC. We were one of the first guests to arrive at the restaurant tonight. We were greeted by Guiseppi, who could not have been nicer. He made some suggestions regarding our choices. We had the burrata as an... More 

Thank Joe G
Rabat, Morocco
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is always so pleasant to come and eat at Il Giardino. One is welcome by either the owner a pleasant Italian, or his son, the Chef, of this excellent restaurant. The garden atmosphere is enjoyable and the food is superb at reasonable prices.

Thank josetterenaut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I have been here twice, and the food has been excellent both times. The staff speak a variety of languages. I witnessed Italian, French, Arabic, and English. And the food...the FOOD!! It's truly wonderful. I recommend the ravioli. The caprese is also impeccable. It was open and serving food and alcohol in Ramadan.

Thank Brady R
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Found this restaurant on tripadvisor and stopped for lunch during a tour of Rabat near the end of our week in Morocco. We were a group of 13 and our 2 drivers were not aware of this place, so I am glad that I had searched it out. Very welcoming place in a nice outdoor location. Food was delightful. My... More 

Thank Vinay S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:15 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 bis, Avenue Ahmed El Yazidi, Rabat 10000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +212 661-581589
Located in the administrative center of Rabat, close to the U.S Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute, "Il Giardino" restaurant is the right place for you to take a break, sit in the colored and bright terrace and relax, enjoying the amazing italian cuisine of the chef "Giuseppe" served by his friendly and welcoming staff. From pizza to homemade pasta and the delicious dishes of the day made out of original italian ingredients, the great choice proposed by "Il Giardino" makes you taste the real "italian experience" even abroad. The inside room and the spacious terrace are suitable for large groups' gatherings/buffet (also by reservation) or for families, prices being reasonable and discounts being available for big groups. Open daily (except on monday night) for lunch from 12:00 to 15:00 and for dinner from 19:00 to 23:00. Internet wi-fi, payment in cash or by card.

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